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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

O'Connor Residence

2008 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Housing Division

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Hoping to add to the architectural beauty of the high-end residential Anaheim Hills neighborhood, the O’Connor family wanted to construct a home with cost-saving, energy efficient features that required very little maintenance. To meet these needs, the owners selected the Tilt-Up method because the concrete would eliminate the presence of termites and other bugs, as well as increase fire resistance.

The easy application of Rapid Set Wunderfixx allowed for an exceptional finish. Wunderfixx was utilized to treat the majority of the exterior surface. Because many of the interior concrete walls were left unpainted, Wunderfixx was used to maintain an unseen transition from the raw panels to the patched surface.

To enhance the architectural aesthetics, a Styrofoam trim and thin block was applied. A rustic look was created by exposing lift inserts and uncoated, tapered columns. Rustic elements were achieved in the interior of the home by exposing duct work and trusses.

Although neighbors had concerns regarding the use of a crane to construct gray concrete panels for a home in their neighborhood, once complete, the community was pleased with the luxurious 7,200-square-foot custom home.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
9,000 sq ft
(836 sq m)
Project Floor Area
7,200 sq ft
(669 sq m)
Project Footprint
3,600 sq ft
(334 sq m)
Tallest Panel
27 ft 0 in
(8.23 m)
Widest Panel
24 ft 0 in
(7.32 m)
Largest Panel
600 sq ft
(55.7 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
58,000 lbs
(26,308 kg)

Participating TCA Members

CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp/Rapid Set Product
Applied materials
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Bond breaker, Form release

About the TCA

Founded in 1986, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method.

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